What are Deemed or Out of Contract rates?


Deemed Contract rates

If you recently moved into a property that we supply with electricity, but haven’t agreed a contract with us, we won’t leave you without power. You’ll be on what’s known as a ‘Deemed Contract’*. We’ll charge you our Deemed Rates until you agree a contract with us, or until you switch to a new supplier. You can find the link to Deemed terms and conditions below. Please note that these rates are not fixed so may change at any time, but we’ll let you know if they do.

You can find our Deemed Contract rates for all Network Operator Areas in the PDF below.

Deemed Rates 1st April 2021

Profile class Day rate pence/kWh* Night rate pence/kWh* Standing charge Other costs
1,2,3,4 23 14 50
5,6,7,8 23 14 500
0 (Half hourly) 25 + TNUoS* 1000 + HHAC* Metering / DA / DC / Reactive power at cost

Note

DNO Region Half Hourly TNUoS* rate pence/kW
10 54.283935
11 52.428151
12 59.186350
13 49.452722
14 53.959972
15 41.444048
16 48.036551
17 20.376396
18 29.300172
19 56.772103
20 58.865203
21 56.236808
22 61.676796
23 48.696198

Terms and conditions

Drax Deemed terms and conditions

For a better deal, contact us

If you’ve moved into a property that we supply with electricity, but haven’t told us yet, it’s important you do so as soon as possible so we can set up your account.

If you don’t get in touch with us, you may end up paying more than you need to. Our Deemed rates tend to be higher than our contract rates, so you could get a better deal by contacting us on 01473 632666.

Out of Contract rates

Out of Contract rates apply to the electricity we supply after a fixed term contract ends. This is when a customer’s provided notice of their intention not to renew or extend their fixed term. We’ll charge you these rates until you agree a new contract or switch to another supplier. Please note that these rates are not fixed, and they may change at any time, but we’ll let you know if they do.

You can find our Out of Contract rates for all Network Operator Areas in the PDF below.

Out of Contract rates 1st January 2020

Profile class Day rate pence/kWh* Night rate pence/kWh* Standing charge Other costs
1,2,3,4 23 14 50
5,6,7,8 23 14 500
0 (Half hourly) 25 + TNUoS* 1000 + HHAC* Metering / DA / DC / Reactive power at cost

Note

Key*

kWh – kiloWatt hour
TNUoS – Transmission Network Use of System: the transmission cost associated with the relevant Half Hourly supply; National Grid Company levies this charge
HHAC – Half Hourly Availability Charge: we calculate this by multiplying the Network Operator’s published availability rate for the relevant HH supply - expressed in pence/kVA/day - by the customer’s Chargeable Supply Capacity - expressed in kVA
DA – Data Aggregator
DC – Data Collector

For a better deal, contact us

If you don’t get in touch with us, you may end up paying more than you need to. Our Out of Contract rates tend to be higher than our contract rates, so you could get a better deal by contacting us on 01473 632666.

*According to Paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 of the Electricity Act 1989.